3 Reasons to Consider Switching to Solar Power

3 Reasons to Consider Switching to Solar Power

13 Jul 2016

In an effort to curb greenhouse gases and improve the environment for future generations, many homeowners and business owners are looking for ways to reduce their carbon footprint. Fortunately, solar power has become increasingly popular and more affordable over the past decade. If you’ve never thought about converting your Corpus Christi, Texas, home to solar power, here are a few reasons to consider making the switch.

Putting Money In Your Pocket

Solar panels aren’t the best choice for everyone, but if your utility bill consistently runs above $150, it’s a viable alternative. Obviously, you’ll need to install the panels for your home, but these costs have dropped more than 60 percent since 2011. In addition, federal tax credits give you a break of 30 percent off the cost of the panels and installation. Even after these initial costs, you still stand to save nearly $21,000 on your utility bills over the next 20 years.

Energy Independence

If you’ve ever had the misfortune of losing your power during an outage, it’s not only frustrating, but it also can disrupt your work or personal life. However, with your newly installed solar panels, you’ll never have to worry about this again. You don’t pay the power company for your energy usage anymore (depending on your setup), and your solar panels are constantly absorbing the sun’s rays. With this independence, it gives you peace of mind knowing you won’t have to fret about an outage.

Creating Value and Added Income

Another important reason to consider solar power is that you can add value to your home, as well as reap the rewards of using less power than you generate. Homes equipped with solar panels often fetch a higher price than those without, effectively offsetting your original installation costs.

With solar energy, you create value for your house, lower your carbon footprint, and don’t have to rely on anyone for clean, reliable energy. If you’re thinking about making the transition, visit our website or contact our pros at Bodine-Scott today at 888-481-8511.

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